PSA: Users with landlines are more vulnerable to scams

Anyone still using a home phone be warned: having landlines makes you particularly vulnerable to scams. Read on to learn how to keep your landline but stay safe from cyberattacks.

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Fake Malwarebytes helpline scammer caught in the act

In this blog, we take you through a phone call to a fake Malwarebytes helpline run by Blue Eye Ventures, and show you how to spot the scam in action.

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A week in security (May 7 – May 13)

A roundup of security news from May 7 – May 13, including a new zero-day for Internet Explorer, a Netflix phishing scam, a worm found in Facebook’s Messenger, and more.

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Where did the tech support scam blacklist go?

We’ve removed our blacklist of recognized tech support scammers from our tech scam support page. Here’s what we’re doing instead.

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Tech support scammer tries to sell free software

Watch as a Malwarebytes researcher catches a rather rude tech support scammer from AmericaGeeks in the act.

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FTC providing partial refunds for Advanced Tech Support victims

Last month, the FTC announced the recovery of 10 million dollars from Advanced Tech Support. If you were a victim of ATS, also known as Inbound Call Experts (ICE), you might be able to get a partial refund of what they scammed from you.

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Expired domain names and malvertising

A look at how expired domain names can be turned into a lucrative malicious traffic redirection tool.

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Terror EK actor experiments with URL shortener fraud

We catch up with a small player in the exploit kit scene.

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The numeric tech support scam campaign

A new tech support scam campaign is being pushed in lieu of exploit kits. We take a look at its distribution method and how it is able to bring browsers to their knees.

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Tech support scams: what are other people doing?

We’ve talked a lot about tech support scams over the past few years, typically focused on what we see ourselves, and the scammers who like to pose as Malwarebytes. But tech support scams are much bigger than that, targeting every tech company under the sun. So what are other people doing about it? Let’s take a look at some of the other players working to keep you safe.

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